WHITE CASTLE, La. (AP) - The ferry that carries passengers across the Mississippi from White Castle to Carville ferry has been temporarily docked since June due to a mechanical malfunction, but state transportation officials say it will be shut down permanently by year's end to save $800,000 annually. It is... more »
Driver's in St. Landry Parish can continue using the Melville Ferry, but only for a little while longer.
The ferry was scheduled to close for good Saturday, October 9, but the date has been pushed back until the end of the soybean harvest at the end of the year---December... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced today that the closure of the Melville ferry originally scheduled for Oct. 9 has been delayed until the end of the soybean harvest season in an effort to help facilitate the movement of farmers and equipment across the... more »
The Melville Ferry will be permanently closed on October 9 th , 2010 due to budget constraints. Operations will continue as normal until the date of closure. The nearest available state route crossings of the Atchafalaya River is the US-190 bridge at Krotz Springs. Questions regarding this closure can be... more »
The victim has been identified as 24-year old Billy Duplechain of Melville. Crews are still trying to recover his body and his 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee from the water as of 12:00 Wednesday.
The search resumes today for a man's body in the Atchafalaya... more »
The Melville Ferry on La. 10 will be temporarily out of service for repairs for approximately three week beginning March 22, 2010. The alternate routes eastbound will be at the intersection of La. 10 and La. 105 to travel south on La. 105 to US-190 then east on US-190 to... more »
The Melville Ferry on La. 10 will be temporarily out of service for repairs for approximately one week. The alternate routes eastbound will be at the intersection of La. 10 and La. 105 to travel south on La. 105 to US-190 then east on US-190 to La. 81 then North... more »
The Town of Melville in northern St. Landry Parish may soon lose one of their most important means of transportation.
The state is recommending closing the Melville Ferry along with three others in the state to save nearly 5 million dollars.
The Department of Transportation says the Melville... more »